An Iglulik man is facing several charges after being accused of assaulting a woman and a female youth.

Lester Aqqiaruq, 26, is due in court on Jan. 21 to answer to charges of sexual assault with a weapon, aggravated assault, assault causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon, assaulting a police officer and three counts of failing to comply with terms of his probation.

He is being kept in jail after appearing before a justice of the peace.

The RCMP’s investigation is ongoing. Anyone who may have information on Aqqiaruq’s activities is urged to contact the RCMP at (867)-979-1111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Derek Neary

Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...

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